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The Big Bike

The Big Bike fundraiser was great! In the end, I managed to raise 270$ for Heart and Stroke. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed!!

Added by Carolyn on June 16, 2008 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Everything you wanted to know about placing contractors... just ask!

When I started as a recruiter in 1993, my first job was to develop an IT contract staffing business to complement the agency's existing direct IT placement business. Over the next 3 years, I was able to build a substantial business, and saw the advantages of the contract side of the business. The ongoing, growing revenue stream was the best part.

By 1996, my comp plan was "changed" by the agency owners, (not in my favor). This change pushed me to consider starting my own firm to… Continue

Added by Michael Saulnier on June 16, 2008 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Your Achilles Heels or, Don't Go Near The Water! There's a Very Scary Frog In There...

Everybody has their weakness, that one irrational fear that triggers an uncontrollable-squeal-like-a-little-girl reaction in you. Do you know what I’m talking about? There’s no explaining this fear; it’s primal and undeniable. For some people this fear is manifested in spiders, or snakes, or even squirrels. Mine is frogs.

I’ve always hated frogs, ever since I was a little girl. Strangely and perversely enough, one of my dad’s more “interesting” hobbies was frog jumping. My dad would… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on June 16, 2008 at 1:50pm — 4 Comments

The Recruiting Animal Show

In either the smartest or dumbest move I've made this week, I have accepted an invite to be on The Recruiting Animal show on Wednesday, June 18th.

Although I am just getting into the 12 Rules here I hope to be able to give an overview on them at some point on the show.

I'm sure the Animal will hammer me about something - so for those of you not used to hearing me stammer, you might want to tune in LOL!

All in all, I think it will be a blast. Can't lose when it's… Continue

Added by Art Pitcher on June 16, 2008 at 12:24pm — No Comments

The Best Father's Day Ever...oh really?!

I'm not sure who came up with this idea of "Father's Day," but since I'm the proud Father of Five, I obviously think it's a brilliant idea.

And, yes, I was treated like a King yesterday. Much thanks to the beautiful Kat for reminding me that being a Father is worth the investment of my time.

We ended the day by loading up the Suburban and hauling the family out to a movie (Kung Fu… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 16, 2008 at 12:03pm — 1 Comment

The Word of Mouth Manual ... free

It's not often that somebody is smart enough to offer their book for free. At least one that's worth reading.

Find one worth reading via Seth's Blog, here.

Added by Dennis Smith on June 16, 2008 at 11:42am — No Comments

Work -


God created Man to Work

Work is Man’s Greatest Duty

Man is nothing

-IF avoids WORKING -

HE can do nothing

Achieve Nothing Fulfill nothing without Working

Work is Man’s Most Dependable Function

If You are poor – Work

If You are rich – Work

You have been burdened with unfair Responsibilities –Work

You have been entrusted with Deserving Responsibilities –Work

You have been paid Low –Work

You have been paid…

Added by Maheshg on June 16, 2008 at 11:40am — No Comments

Zen Stories -


There were two priests travelling together. One was old and the other young. On the way, they came across a shallow river. A young ravishingly beautiful lady was sitting by the side, waiting for help to cross the river. The old priest without hesitation lifted her up in his arms and carried her over the river. Seeing this, the young priest was much agitated. Once on the other side, he rebuked the elder, questioning his morals, values, etc. This went on frequently, every… Continue

Added by Maheshg on June 16, 2008 at 11:36am — No Comments



One week before the GD, you must go through the current news/topics which is very helpful to pick up the right thought.

First of all make the right views related to the topic and keep it in mind for right approach.

Even if starting the discussion bring you the notice of the examiner, it can be a plus point for you if you don't start the discussion first because this gives you the sufficient time to pickup the…

Added by Maheshg on June 16, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

Answer This - Flourish web solutions

Answer This

This was an important question asked during an interview session by a certain company. The management actually decided to employ the person who answered this question most appropriately. There was of course no right or wrong answer to this question but it all depends on how each individual answers it. Read the question below & think of how you would answer it before you scroll down to see the ‘best’ answer given by this particular person, who of course got…

Added by Maheshg on June 16, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

June 16, 2008

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase

Dave Mendoza talks with one of our members...

Globetrotter Dave introduces to Sanjay Singh. who is the Vice President, Human Resources for Whirlpool in India. Observing regional differences Sanjay says this:

The biggest difference being that in Asia we hire not as much for the experience, but more for their capabilities and potential. This is a consequence of the…

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 16, 2008 at 8:12am — No Comments

Meet Sanjay Singh, - The Road from Gurgaon to Amsterdam

Sanjay Singh welcomes your Linkedin Invites: View his Linkedin Profile and recommendations, and CLICK


Added by Dave Mendoza on June 16, 2008 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

Yahoo! Google - Tactics vs. Strategy

Yahoo! Google - Tactics vs. Strategy

It’s certainly possible the YHOO made the right decision with regards to their newly announced Google deal. They’re smart folks who obviously have deep domain knowledge of their business. Of concern, though, is that this is a tactical but not strategic move. If they were punting on search because they couldn’t match GOOGs ability to capture/structure data that could be a fair concession — they’ve… Continue

Added by william fischer on June 16, 2008 at 3:59am — No Comments

Weekend, June 14-15, 2008

That was the week that was...Week ending June 13

A round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives...

The Day There Was No…


Added by Amitai Givertz on June 15, 2008 at 8:46pm — No Comments

How to Get Lucky and Get Found by Recruiters

Article Title: How to Get Lucky and Get Found by Recruiters

Author Byline: Kevin Donlin is President of Guaranteed Resumes and the creator of GetHiredNow.TV. Since 1996, he has provided job search assistance to nearly 10,000 people. Author of "51 Ways to Find a Job Fast -- Guaranteed," Kevin has been interviewed by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Radio and others. His latest product, The Instant Job Search Sys

Author Website:…

Added by Holli Maestas on June 15, 2008 at 3:51pm — No Comments

So what are we as recruiting doing.......

the reason i ask this question is because we hear so much about the downturn in the economy....the loss of are experiencing a downturn.....the housing crisis.....the gas crisis. if all is so bad, what are recruiters doing during this time?

my guess is the same as we always do, find great people for the opportunities we are recruiting for or am i missing something. i hear from recruiters all the time, oh my company is not recruiting or i am not recruiting right now.… Continue

Added by Recruiterdude on June 15, 2008 at 10:15am — No Comments

Priceless Moments --

Priceless Moments

If you think about it, there are many precious moments in our life. Many of those in all of our lives, are remembered, mostly when you feel lost, but few of us ever recall some f those precious moments when everything is good. We hardly share the good ones with those good people around us. Reasons can be many, but when you do that you will actually increase your personal “goodwill bank balance.” This gives you an opportunity to make those around you feel good for…

Added by Pranav srihari on June 15, 2008 at 6:31am — No Comments

Learn this and you'll be way ahead --->

Learn this and you'll be way ahead

Even though I don't watch much TV because of the rotting effect it has on your brain, I constantly watch, the show called “The Bourn Vita Quiz Contest,” a very successful knowledge based half hour programme hosted by Derek Obrien, for several years successfully now.

I guess is pretty popular with many kids as well, but this may just be an assumption, then what about the parents, the adults…You sit down to watch it and you will be…

Added by Pranav srihari on June 15, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Of Nuts, Bolts, Switches and Rail Tracks -

Of Nuts, Bolts, Switches and Rail Tracks

Many times we compare our life to things around us, and sadly many people compare themselves with the others around them.

Comparing ourselves with other human beings is deplorable, but, looking for some concurrence philosophically about things around us, is not bad at all.

However, one of those comparisons that I often think about is how much our life is like a rail road…

Added by Pranav srihari on June 15, 2008 at 6:29am — No Comments

212 Degrees ---

212 Degrees

At 211 degrees, water is hot.

At 212 degrees, it boils.

And with boiling water, comes steam.

And with steam, you can power a train.

One degree. Applying one extra degree of temperature to water means the difference between something that is simply very hot and something that generates enough force to power a machine – a beautifully uncomplicated metaphor that ideally should feed our every endeavor – consistently pushing us to make the…

Added by Pranav srihari on June 15, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

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